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large scale hunger, malnutrition and starvation in america. >> scenes from across an increasingly dependent nation. this is fox news reporting, the great food stamp binge. i'm reporting from the u.s. department of agriculture. why the usda? for historical and political reasons, food stamps fall under the agriculture department's domain. in fact, food stamps will cost taxpayers a projected $78 billion this year. a staggering amount that's more than double the amount. other food asiftance. according to a just released poll, a majority of voters think most of the 46 million plus food stamp recipients are taking advantage and not truly in need. you heard stories of food stamp waste, fraud, and abuse. this hour we will also look at the cost of the recipients and the american character. during this show, you can share your thoughts via twitter. use #fox news reporting. we begin in new york city where one of the biggest proponents is looking to get more people signed up. >> individuals have a certain income limitation. >> you are watching a team of determined activists. preparing their p
here tonight. and let me begin by saying that we really don't have a health care crisis in america. you hear that all of the time. we have a health care crisis. no, we don't. we have a health crisis. people from all over the world come here for health care, don't they in why? we have good health care system. what we don't have is a nation of healthy people. and the result is the costs are out of control. so what we are going to do tonight, begin to talk about what we need to do to make the positive changes. and by the way, one of the challenges from the obama care from the beginning, it is not a health care reform system. it is an insurance program. that's what it is. it is an insurance program. and i want you to think about that. making people covered. and having them is a depend thing. having car insurance would give you more a gallon. and if you had life insurance you would never do i. having insurance may only give you greater access to the doctor and the real issue is addressing the fact that we are a nation that is pretty sick. 80 percent about 80 percent of the health care costs
in america. you hear that all the time. we have a health care crisis. no, we don't. we have a health crisis. if you think about it, people from all over the world come here for health care, don't they? why? because we have an incredibly good health care system. what we don't have is a nation of healthy people. and the result is that the costs are out of control. i want to begin to talk about what we need to do to make positive changes. by the way, one of the challenges i had with obama care from the beginning is it is not a health care reform system, not a health reform system, it is an insurance program. that's what it is, it is an insurance program. i want you to think about that. making people covered, having them insured is a good thing, but it doesn't make them healthier. if it did, having home insurance would make your home safer, right? having car insurance would give you better miles per gallon. if you have life insurance, you would never die. so the fact is having insurance may help only to give you greater access to the doctor, which may have the residual effect of making you heal
.com bubble america's suicide rate has been climbing. all of that is a stark issue is that the jobs issue is not only an economic issue, it is more than that it is an issue that gets to the very soul of our culture and its people. joblessness results in either people giving up in despair or rising up in defiance. of course, both parties claim to be all about jobs. >> as you know, house republicans have been focused on economic growth and jobs since day one. >> a three letter word. jobs. j-o-b-s. jobs. >> governor huckabee: thank you, joe. [ laughter ] but the truth is jobs isn't created so much when the government does something as he they are in the government stops doing things that put an anchor instead of a life vest around the necks of entrepreneurs. we hear a lot about values, but do we value the work and the people who do it? if so, we ought to pay them as if we do value both them and their work. companies ought to pay employees as generously as they can because good workers have worth. now, if the employer keeps too much for himself, he or she doesn't really value the worker. and,
declaration of independence: how libertarianism politics can fix what's wrong with america." great to have all you guys here today. [ applause ] and shawn, i know you're shawn spicer. i know that anyway. but let me start with you. republicans are fighting right now, particularly in the house and senate, over whether or not to defund obama care, even if it means shutting down significant portions of the government. good idea, bad idea? >> i think in general it's a good idea. our party is united as far as getting rid of obama care. we recognize the fact that more americans are losing their health care, costs are going up. the problems continue with the imation of obama. what i think we have a robust difference on is the tactic on how to make that happen. some people believe that we can defund it through the continuing resolution process. some people believe that you're not able to do that because of the way the funding is structured in terms of mandatory spending. i think if we can get resolution that it can be done i think most republicans agree that we should defund it. but there's a healthy d
-minute by republicans, if you recall. >> but austin, it was stuck in there because if the rest of america was going to live under obama care, surely the sauce is good for the gappeder and that was the whole point. >> yes, and i do understand that logic and i personally don't like circumstances where congress literally exempts itself from laws that they apply to the rest of the country. you may have seen the congressional power plant violates all sorts of clean air act rowels that a plea to others. that drives monuts. in this case that is not exactly what happened here. theya added the good for the dpos but did so totally different. >> which is my point, austin. they bungled it. they rushed it through. and that's why you are seeing the president come out and delay certain pieces of it. some suggested maybe before the cake is brought out of the oven check the recipe and postpone babying the whole thing. can you name me any democrat who is running on his or her support for obama care as the primary platform which they would like to be elected. they are not running to it, they are running from it. >> i
and politics can fix what's wrong with america. glad to have all of you guys there. >> i know you're sean spicer. i know that any. let me start with you, republicans are fight right now, particularly in the house and senate whether or not to de-fund obamacare even if it means shutting down significant portions of the government. good idea or bad idea? >> in general a good idea. our party is united as far as getting rid of obamacare. we recognize the fact more americans are losing their health care, costs are going up, the problems continue with the implementation of obamacare. what i think we have a robust difference on is the tactic how to make that happen. some people believe we can de-fund it through the continuing resolution process. some people believe you're not able to do that because of the way the funding is structured in terms of mandatory spending. if we can get resolution it should be done, i think they agree it should be de-funded and what's the most effective way to do it. that's where the breakdown occurs. everyone wants to get to the same place but how to get there. >> a l
and that government figures don't really reveal the full truth about the job situation in america. joining me, the former head of the bureau of labor and statistics, keith hall. keith, great to have you here today. >> good to be with you. >> friday we got those new numbers. 7.6 to 7.4. what's not to love, keith? >> well, first of all, that unemployment rate is the most closely watched economic statistic there is, and unfortunately that's gotten to be a very flawed statistic. and the reason is to be included in the unemployment rate, you need to be completely jobless, no job of any sort, no pay. second, you have to be active, you have to be doing certain things to be considered unemployed as opposed to jobless. particularly, conducting interviews, sending resumes, things like that. and in reality what happens is when people are unemployed for a long time, at some point they get tired of looking and go into a passive mode. they send out resumes to everybody they can think of, talked to all their friends. when they go into passive mode, the government stops counting them. they stop being counted
and how libertarian politic cans fix what is wrong with america. great to have you guys here today. (applause) spawn i know you are spawn spicer. republicans are fighting in the house and senate over whether or not to defund obama care even if it means shutting down significant portions of the government, good or bad idea? >> in general it is a good idea. our party is united as far as getting rid of obama care. more americans are losing health care and costs are going up and the problems continue with the implementation of obama care. what we have a ro best difference is the tactic of how to make that happen. some believe we can defund it in the continuing resolution process and some people believe you can't do that because of the mandatory spending. if we can get resolutions that it can be done, most republicans agree to defund. it but there is a healthy debate on what is the most effective way to do. it everyone wants to get to the same place, it is just how to get there. >> the te party people drew a line in the sand and said if they don't vote to defund or tied to the debt ceil
recall, senator grassley. >> it was stuck in there, they felt like if the rest of america had to live under obama care, surely the sauce for the goose is good for the gander. that was the whole point. >> yes, it was. and i do understand that logic. and i personally don't like circumstances where congress literally exempts itself from laws they apply to the rest of the country, which they do. you may have seen the congressional power plant violates all sorts of clean air act rules that apply to everyone else. that sort of thing does drive me a little nuts. in this case i don't think that's fair because that's not exactly what happened here. they added this provision if you want to call it what's good for the goose provision, but did so in a way that was totally different than the law applies to everyone else in the country. >> that's the point. they rushed it through. that's why you're seeing even the president come out and delay certain pieces of it. some suggested maybe before this cake is brought out of the oven, we ought to check the recipe and at least let it fully bake, postpone
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